Gérard Lartigue

Gérard Lartigue

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Muret (31), France
104 works

Gérard Lartigue seeks Rodin’s truth, the truth which enables beauty to be manifested. To represent the human face and body, one must explore the volumes under the skin, muscle tension and bone structure.

Three decades immortalising the beauty of the body

Gérard Lartigue's work alternates between the forces of Eros (eroticism) and Thanatos (death). The artist believes firmly in the ability of forms and material to recreate life. Starting out as a painter, he has been a full-time artist for thirty years.

Lartique’s work is no longer a simple representation, it is now a living artwork. He considers himself to be a citizen of the world and a witness of our era, living in the present moment, free from his past. He spent his childhood and teenage years on another continent, America.

Hand gestures as a universal language, journey after journey

Later, Gérard Lartigue travelled primarily in Europe. Fluent in three languages, he managed to make himself understood almost everywhere he went, primarily using his hands. He explores human nature, going beyond the filters of culture, nation, social positions, profession, etc., and has become a highly skilled portrait artist. Drawing has always been the foundation of his art.

Lartigue works with different materials, from stone to marble, clay, plaster and bronze. He goes beyond figurative presence, exploring the deeper layers that affect time, the intangible, and the connection between matter and spirit.

In 2017, the renowned French writer Michel Houllebecq said, "Your bust of me is impressive. The earthy material has extreme expressive power."

"Artworks created from a vision that looks deep into the human being. From inert matter come expressive, lively faces." Painter and art critic Ksenia Milicevic.

Read Gérard Lartigue's Interview on the KAZoART Blog: https://www.kazoart.com/blog/en/artist-interview-%E2%80%A2-in-the-studio-with-gerard-lartigue/

Sculpture workshop, Barcelona Academy of Arts, Barcelona. 2015

Lost wax bronze casting workshop, Rieumes. 2014

Drawing workshop, Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse. 1997-1999

One-year grant for his project on the current image in art - Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (FONCA). Young creators, Mexico. 1995

Drawing workshop, Hovedskous Malarskola, Gotebourg, Sweden. 1989

National School of Fine Arts, National University of Mexico, Mexico City. 1985-1989

Les Pionniers de l’Aéropostale, Hotel Le Grand Balcon, Toulouse. 2017

Charlie Hebdo journalists, Fête de l’Humanité, Paris. 2015

Ombres et lumières d’écrivains, Ombres blanches bookstore, Toulouse. 2015

Arteria Exhibition, Monzón, Spain. 2015

Estación Coyoacán, Mexico City, Mexico. 2012

Gallery of the Scarf, Toulouse. 2011

Cultural area of the nuclear medicine centre, Dijon. 2010

Grand E’terna Gallery, Paris. 2010 and 2009

Instituto de cultura de Baja California, Tijuana, Mexico. 2006

ArtWalk, San Diego, United States. 2006

Espace Bateau-Lavoir, Paris. 1999

Agora Gallery, New York, United States. 1997

Peligro! Gallery, New Orleans, United States. 1996

Southside Gallery, Oxford, United States. 1995

Visus Gallery, Gotenburg, Sweden. 1988

Gérard Lartigue's artwork

Iris
Iris
$2,823
Terracotta Sculpture (46 x 18 cm)
Le souffleur d'âmes
Le souffleur d'âmes
-40% in the Special Offers
Bronze Sculpture (22 x 29 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
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Stone Sculpture (22 x 32 cm)
Michel houellebecq
Michel houellebecq
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Bronze Sculpture (31 x 45 cm)
Vénus de muret
Vénus de muret
-40% in the Special Offers
Marble Sculpture (16 x 25 cm)
Entre le ciel et la terre
Entre le ciel et la terre
$1,694
Terracotta Sculpture (11 x 43 cm)
La soldate
La soldate
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Terracotta Sculpture (16 x 49 cm)
Maternité marbrée
Maternité marbrée
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Marble Sculpture (9 x 23 cm)
Posture du cobra - bhujangasana
Posture du cobra - bhujangasana
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Terracotta Sculpture (31 x 15 cm)
La muse rêveuse
La muse rêveuse
$7,903
Marble Sculpture (70 x 45 cm)
Recueillement
Recueillement
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Terracotta Sculpture (32 x 12 cm)
Ondulation
Ondulation
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Terracotta Sculpture (36 x 12 cm)
Méduse ou le regard pétrifié
Méduse ou le regard pétrifié
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Marble Sculpture (31 x 40 cm)
La pose classique
La pose classique
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Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 56 cm)
L'explication d'un bébé
L'explication d'un bébé
$1,355
Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 50 cm)
Nature perçante
Nature perçante
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Terracotta Sculpture (33 x 16 cm)
La crête lithique
La crête lithique
$3,274
Marble Sculpture (29 x 17 cm)
Au balcon
Au balcon
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Terracotta Sculpture (23 x 26 cm)
Huit mois et demi
Huit mois et demi
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Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 41 cm)
La crête iliaque
La crête iliaque
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Oil painting (90 x 90 cm)
Les trois grâces
Les trois grâces
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Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La trêve
La trêve
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Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
La lectrice
La lectrice
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Mixed media (89 x 116 cm)
Angoisse
Angoisse
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Mixed media (40 x 60 cm)
Drap-matique
Drap-matique
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Mixed media (97 x 130 cm)
Simone veil
Simone veil
$10,161
Bronze Sculpture (54 x 37 cm)
Le fumeur
Le fumeur
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Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 50 cm)
Sans tête
Sans tête
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Terracotta Sculpture (48 x 8 cm)
La romaine
La romaine
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Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 52 cm)
Rêve de soleil
Rêve de soleil
$3,274
Bronze Sculpture (37 x 10 cm)
Sur la défensive
Sur la défensive
$339
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 20 cm)
Arc
Arc
$339
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 14 cm)
Personnage anonyme
Personnage anonyme
-40% in the Special Offers
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 23 cm)
Blottie sans tête
Blottie sans tête
$339
Terracotta Sculpture (8 x 8 cm)
Corps ciseaux
Corps ciseaux
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Terracotta Sculpture (21 x 3 cm)
Torsion
Torsion
$452
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 15 cm)
Le foyer
Le foyer
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Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 19 cm)
Le pont
Le pont
$1,016
Terracotta Sculpture (34 x 16 cm)
La force de l'âge
La force de l'âge
$621
Terracotta Sculpture (12 x 23 cm)
Chloé
Chloé
$2,258
Terracotta Sculpture (26 x 40 cm)
Les aimants
Les aimants
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Bronze Sculpture (26 x 41 cm)
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
Cachez ce monde que je ne saurais voir
$677
Terracotta Sculpture (9 x 25 cm)
Carole
Carole
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Terracotta Sculpture (20 x 38 cm)
Louise bourgeois
Louise bourgeois
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Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 32 cm)
Cris étouffés
Cris étouffés
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Marble Sculpture (35 x 28 cm)
Bébé bouddha
Bébé bouddha
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Marble Sculpture (15 x 30 cm)
Méfiance
Méfiance
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Marble Sculpture (24 x 37 cm)
Jeune maman
Jeune maman
$169
Pencil drawing (28 x 21 cm)
Iliaque
Iliaque
$395
Terracotta Sculpture (19 x 5 cm)
Le vêtement vide
Le vêtement vide
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Terracotta Sculpture (45 x 25 cm)
Décision difficile
Décision difficile
$621
Terracotta Sculpture (17 x 33 cm)
Contrepoids
Contrepoids
$2,484
Terracotta Sculpture (28 x 53 cm)
Volumes tronqués
Volumes tronqués
$621
Terracotta Sculpture (32 x 12 cm)
David bowie
David bowie
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Terracotta Sculpture (25 x 40 cm)
Vénus volcanique
Vénus volcanique
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Terracotta Sculpture (14 x 38 cm)
Concavité maternelle
Concavité maternelle
$790
Terracotta Sculpture (18 x 16 cm)
Bras derrière
Bras derrière
$677
Terracotta Sculpture (15 x 42 cm)
Liberté
Liberté
$169
Ink drawing (30 x 21 cm)
Protection
Protection
$169
Ink drawing (30 x 21 cm)
Ouverture et paix
Ouverture et paix
$169
Ink drawing (21 x 30 cm)

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